Bath Validator within the WDN Registry

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Bath Validator within the WDN Registry

Postby smattson3 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:23 pm

The Bath Validator within the WDN Registry doesn't seem to be working. If you click on "validate all" it comes up completed but if you click on "view results" it takes you back to the beginning.
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Postby erasmussen2 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:16 pm

Unfortunately it fails because there are broken links on your site. There's a new version of the validator being worked on at http://validator.unl.edu/batch-dev/

When you scan the links it looks like on this page:
http://www.unl.edu/ous/student_programs ... 2809.shtml

you're linking to www.ftc.gov without the http:// in front of it.
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Validation problems

Postby dsockrider » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:21 pm

Any progress on the batch validator? I checked a site using this validator: http://validator.unl.edu/batch-dev/

I tried to validate this site: http://engineering.unl.edu/aboutus/ and the validator jumps off to totally unrelated pages and never validates the 13 pages I'm concerned with. It appears the new validator doesn't work as needed.

At the official WDN registry, it appears the official registry is still linked to the broken validation system so I'm not sure how many pages actually validate or not. The old validator is trying to validate pages that don't exist anymore... how do we stop that?

How to we validate our sites if both validator systems don't work?
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Postby bbieber2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:01 pm

Any progress on the batch validator? I checked a site using this validator: http://validator.unl.edu/batch-dev/

I tried to validate this site: http://engineering.unl.edu/aboutus/ and the validator jumps off to totally unrelated pages and never validates the 13 pages I'm concerned with. It appears the new validator doesn't work as needed.


It looks like this page has a pretty messed up link:
http://engineering.unl.edu/aboutus/index.shtml

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<a href="http://itunes.unl.edu/admin/?anonymous=true&quot; title=&quot;watch videos from UNL on iTunesU;">


That's certainly not correct. I would fix it and try again.

At the official WDN registry, it appears the official registry is still linked to the broken validation system so I'm not sure how many pages actually validate or not. The old validator is trying to validate pages that don't exist anymore... how do we stop that?


We need to verify the new validator works, and then switch to it.

How to we validate our sites if both validator systems don't work?


Validate each page by hand like everyone else in the world does, contribute a fix to our batch validator, or wait for someone else to fix it.
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Postby bbieber2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:09 pm

Hi dsockrider,

The second issue is that your 404 page has a relative link on it.

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<li><a href="parents/index.shtml">Parents</a></li>


So if the 404 page was loaded at http://engineering.unl.edu/baddir/ the batch validator sees a link to http://engineering.unl.edu/baddir/parents/index.shtml and then http://engineering.unl.edu/baddir/paren ... ndex.shtml and so on.

That is what is causing the batch validator to keep looking for files that are missing.
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